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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-launches-week-long-residency-barbican-london-voraciously-ambitious-guardian-2012-01-20
    January 20, 2012|1 comments

    Kronos Quartet is at the Barbican in London this weekend to launch a week-long residency entitled Awakenings. Kronos performs three concerts in three different venues, gives the world premiere of a major new work by Valentin Silvestrov, collaborates with two London choirs, and engages with young musicians and the public in a series of creative learning events. The Guardian calls it "voraciously ambitious in its musical range" and says: "Kronos have achieved more in getting the string quartet as a medium, and contemporary music as a creative force, into the global popular consciousness than pretty well any other ensemble."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-music-of-vladimir-martynov-now-streaming-in-full-kronos-website-2012-01-12
    January 12, 2012|1 comments

    Music of Vladimir Martynov, the just-released album from Kronos Quartet, is now streaming in full on group's website, through January 19. The album includes three works written or rescored for Kronos by the contemporary Russian composer Vladimir Martynov and a special guest performance from former Kronos cellist Joan Jeanrenaud. Kronos artistic director David Harrington spoke with BBC World Service’s The Strand about the new record and the Quartet's upcoming residency at the Barbican in London. Kronos Quartet is currently on tour in Europe performing Steve Reich's WTC 9/11.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-music-of-vladimir-martynov-out-now-with-former-kronos-cellist-joan-jeanrenau-2012-01-10
    January 10, 2012|0 comments

    Kronos Quartet’s latest Nonesuch album, Music of Vladimir Martynov, is out today. The album includes three works written or rescored for Kronos by the contemporary Russian composer Vladimir Martynov—The Beatitudes, Schubert–Quintet (Unfinished), and Der Abschied—and features a special guest performance from former Kronos cellist Joan Jeanrenaud. Kronos’ artistic director and founder David Harrington says Martynov’s music “straddles various points of musical history and time; the music seems to me to reflect and absorb humanity in such a beautiful way." Hear preview clips of each piece here.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-launch-week-long-residency-the-barbican-london-january-2011-12-07
    December 07, 2011|0 comments

    In January 2012, Kronos Quartet heads to the Barbican in London for an unprecedented week-long residency entitled Awakenings. Kronos performs three concerts in three different venues, gives the world premiere of a major new work by Valentin Silvestrov, collaborates with two London choirs, and engages with young musicians and the public in a series of creative learning events. Integral to Kronos’s work is a series of long-running, in-depth collaborations with many of the world’s foremost composers; these collaborations will take center stage throughout the concerts and events. 

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-release-kronos-quartet-music-of-vladimir-martynov-january-10-joan-jenrenaud-joins-2011-11-16
    November 16, 2011|0 comments

    Nonesuch Records releases Kronos Quartet’s Music of Vladimir Martynov on January 10, 2012. The album includes three works written or rescored for Kronos by the contemporary Russian composer Vladimir Martynov—The Beatitudes, Schubert–Quintet (Unfinished), and Der Abschied—and features a special guest performance from former Kronos cellist Joan Jeanrenaud. Kronos’ artistic director and founder David Harrington says Martynov’s music “straddles various points of musical history and time; the music seems to me to reflect and absorb humanity in such a beautiful way." The album is available for pre-order.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-launches-weeklong-residency-at-syracuse-university-2011-11-07

    Kronos Quartet 2009 shadows

    November 07, 2011|0 comments

    Kronos Quartet will take part in a weeklong residency at Syracuse University that gets under way today. It will include workshops, a screening of Darren Aronofsky's Requiem for a Dream with a post-screening Q&A, and a concert featuring Steve Reich's WTC 9/11 and the world premiere of Douglas Quin's Polar Suite. The piece incorporates soundscape recordings from the polar regions of the earth and outer space, processed samples, plus interactive electronics involving the K-Bow Bluetooth Sensor Bow designed by Keith McMillen.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/listen-kronos-quartet-previews-bam-next-wave-festival-performances-wnyc-soundcheck-2011-09-21
    September 21, 2011|0 comments

    Kronos Quartet gives the NY premiere of Awakening: A Musical Meditation on the Anniversary of 9/11 for the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)'s 2011 Next Wave Festival, with four consecutive nights of performances starting tonight. Congratulations to Kronos fan Ross Burlingame, winner of the Nonesuch ticket giveaway to tonight's show. Kronos Quartet gave a preview of the show when they performed live on WNYC's Soundcheck earlier this week. Listen to the performances and interview here.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/enter-win-tickets-kronos-quartet-awakening-ny-premiere-bam-next-wave-festival-2011-09-19
    September 19, 2011|10 comments

    Kronos Quartet will give the New York premiere of Awakening: A Musical Meditation on the Anniversary of 9/11, for the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM)'s 2011 Next Wave Festival, with four consecutive nights of performances this week. Kronos and Nonesuch Records have partnered with BAM to give away a pair of tickets to the Opening Night performance this Wednesday. Enter here for your chance to see the first New York performance. Kronos Quartet performs live on WNYC's Soundcheck today at 2 PM ET.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-polar-music-prize-acceptance-speech-photos-2011-09-06

    Kronos Quartet Polar Music Prize: ceremony

    September 06, 2011|0 comments

    Kronos Quartet received the Polar Music Prize in a ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall last week, along with their fellow laureate, Patti Smith. "Music is one of humanity's most essential resources—the 'greenest' of substances—here one moment, a memory the next," said Kronos artistic director David Harrington in the group's acceptance speech. "The greatest piece has yet to be written, the most perfect note has yet to be played." Read the complete text of the speech and see several photos from the ceremony here.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-album-wtc-911-out-on-september-20-title-piece-available-digitally-on-september-6-2011-08-31
    August 31, 2011|1 comments

    Nonesuch releases Steve Reich’s album WTC 9/11 on September 20, 2011. Commissioned for and recorded by Kronos Quartet, the title piece will be available for digital purchase on September 6. The album also includes Reich’s Mallet Quartet, performed by Sō Percussion, and Dance Patterns, featuring members of Steve Reich and Musicians, as well as a DVD with a live performance of Mallet Quartet by Sō Percussion. The full album may be pre-ordered now in the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a free download of the title piece starting September 6 and the complete album starting September 20.

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